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Characteristics of Enate Merlot Merlot
Enate Merlot Merlot is a red wine from the Somontano prepared by the Enate winery.
This winery, one of the benchmarks of this DO, is located in Salas Bajas (Huesca).Enate Merlot Merlot is a single varietal Merlot. The grapes come from vineyards planted at about 550-600 metres above sea level.
The vineyards of the winery are 500ha and are shared by the municipalities of Salas Altas, Salas Bajas, Cregenzán and Basbastro.
For processing, the grapes are de-stemmed first and then a cold maceration is performed. Alcoholic fermentation takes place at controlled temperature. Finally the wine is aged for 14 months in barrels.
You can not help but also mention the exceptional wine labels of Enate, artworks as a result of their collaboration with artists such as Eduardo Chillida, Antoni Tàpies and Antonio Saura.
Serve at 16ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Roasted red meats, Stews, Aged cheeses, Roasted lamb, Large game, Beef
SightDeep and intense red.NoseComplex with good aromatic intensity. Presence of ripe red fruit with spicy, balsamic and toast.TasteEnveloping, smooth and fleshy. Fruity and sweet with toasted and red fruit memories. Good acidity and well integrated tannins. Very long finish.
SightIntense cherry red colour with intense red edges. Dark and bright wine with a high robe and dense tears which stain the glass.NoseHigh aromatic intensity with powerful and complex aromas. Its intense notes of fleshy ripe red fruit with a touch of liquor are mixed with spices, cocoa, milky notes and elegant toasted aromas on an intense balsamic background.TasteVery wide and bulky attack and a very good, meaty and tasty mid palate, with intense and complex notes of creamy fruit. It shows good toasted aromas and some light animal hints. Its fresh acidity and its sweet tannins are well integrated. Long and lingering finish with a strong and caracteristic dryness.
An elegant and powerful wine from Somontano with lots of character.
SightColor intense cherry and very deep.NoseIntense nose, spicy and complex reminiscent eucalyptus, cocoa, strawberry jam and roasting notes made by the aged.TasteStrong body of tannin on the palate is broad and fleshy, and the upholstery is sweet tannins of great quality. Final mouth very persistent with hints of mineral and leather.
Today, the wines of the DO Somontano are characterised by their modernity, elegance and varietal personality. Just like Alsace, Chile, Australia and California, the DO Somontano is able to boast a tempting variety of truly international style white, rosé and red wines. The majority of wines produced in this region are single variety wines, using both native and international grape varieties, produced using varying winemaking techniques. As well as maintaining a high quality of wines, the Somontano region has managed to maintain fair prices in comparison to the competition, despite heavy economic investments by the wineries. Great quality and fair prices have helped wines from the region conquer much of the domestic market and openly compete with international markets.
Today, Enate is the brand of choice for many consumers and is known for its quality wines. This young winery is considered as one of the major players in the revolution of Spanish wine. The Enate winery has its own sense of identity, located in the Somontano region and is renowned on an international level. This winery produces wines using fine international grape varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay, as well as classic native varieties.